Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Durant takes over early as Warriors win 6th in a row

OAKLAND — Late in the first quarter on Saturday night, after Joel Embiid…

Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a basket during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Saturday, November 11, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Warriors are only as good as the sum of their parts, and they need Kevin Durant to win another title. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Don’t believe the hype: Warriors need KD

The Golden State Warriors served the Minnesota Timberwolves a hot slice of…

The Warriors are only as good as the sum of their parts, and they need Kevin Durant to win another title. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No Durant, no problem — Warriors fly past Wolves

OAKLAND — Stephen Curry sauntered toward the bench just inside the final…

Steve Kerr is coaching game No. 300 on Tuesday night. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Who's going to stop Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors roll promising Wolves team without Kevin Durant, flex on rest of NBA in process

OAKLAND — Kevin Durant missed a start for the first time this…

Who's going to stop Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors? (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr wasn’t happy with the way his team played in the early part of the season. After rolling through a three-game road trip, his group appears to have corrected some of the things that bothered him. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Will Detroit debacle be viewed as wake-up call for Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors enjoyed their abbreviated offseason and it showed. Head…

Steve Kerr wasn’t happy with the way his team played in the early part of the season. After rolling through a three-game road trip, his group appears to have corrected some of the things that bothered him. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors cruise past Spurs after overcoming 19-point deficit

Three nights after dismantling the Los Angeles Clippers by 28 points, the…

Steve Kerr, seen here October 17. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) shoots for two points during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors come up short in 4th-quarter rescue attempt

OAKLAND — After commanding a 14-point advantage in the first half, the Golden…

Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) shoots for two points during a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Detroit Pistons in Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, October 29, 2017. (Daniel Kim/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after his lay up during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rally past Wizards after Draymond’s ejection

OAKLAND — Trailing by as much as 18 points in the second half,…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) after his lay up during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer which tied the game during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Durant and Curry lead late burst to salvage win

OAKLAND — With just over a minute left on the clock and the…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a three pointer which tied the game during fourth half of an NBA basketball game against Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr put the league on notice about what he expects from Stephen Curry this year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Curry propels Warriors to easy win over the Mavericks

In the Golden State Warriors’ comfortable 133-103 win over the Dallas Mavericks…

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr put the league on notice about what he expects from Stephen Curry this year. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry was uncharacteristically off script during Media Day interviews on Friday. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte observer/TNS)

Warriors camp launch comes with lots of non-hoops talk

OAKLAND — Somehow, some way, the Golden State Warriors return to training camp…

Stephen Curry was uncharacteristically off script during Media Day interviews on Friday. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte observer/TNS)
VIDEO: Draymond on KD's Twitter fiasco: 'I laughed in his face'

VIDEO: Draymond on KD’s Twitter fiasco: ‘I laughed in his face’

OAKLAND — Draymond Green, no stranger to controversial moments both on and off…

VIDEO: Draymond on KD's Twitter fiasco: 'I laughed in his face'
VIDEO: Myers on KD's Twitter snafu: 'I thought he handled it well'

VIDEO: Myers on KD’s Twitter snafu: ‘I thought he handled it well’

OAKLAND — Speaking at the Golden State Warriors media day on Friday…

VIDEO: Myers on KD's Twitter snafu: 'I thought he handled it well'
Kevin Durant learned a hard lesson about criticizing former employers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kevin Durant’s bizarre tweet takes its toll

Kevin Durant got caught doing something he shouldn’t have on Twitter last…

Kevin Durant learned a hard lesson about criticizing former employers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No surprises from 49ers, Raiders; No offseason for NBA fans

Quick hits with Kolsky The world watched Week 1 of the NFL…

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors agreed to a new contract on Monday, according to reports. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Report: Durant takes pay cut in new contract

A year ago today, Kevin Durant shocked the world by announcing he…

Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors agreed to a new contract on Monday, according to reports. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Chicago Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Durant’s Dubs close gap, but Jordan’s Bulls still greatest

It’s 2017, a time when great simply isn’t good enough. We want…

From left, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc were big parts of Chicago Bulls teams that won three straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. Jordan and Pippen were members of the first “three-peat” team, which won titles from 1991 to 1993. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

From Hamptons to Champions: Key dates that made the 2016-17 Warriors what they are

At this time last year, general manager Bob Myers was admitting to…

Confetti falls as the Golden State Warriors celebrate beating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals to become NBA Champions at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) lays the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mr. Reliable: KD-Warriors marriage works better than ever could’ve been imagined

OAKLAND — Three of Kevin Durant’s four best performances of the 2016-17 season…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) lays the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Now and next: The players who carried Golden State to its second title in three years

The Golden State Warriors mantra of “Strength in Numbers” has been repeated…

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates the Golden State Warriors becoming NBA Champions after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 12, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)